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Stock Horse of Texas and Adequan® Partner with the National Reined Cow Horse Association

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Stock Horse of Texas and Adequan® Partner with the National Reined Cow Horse Association

By September 8, 2021No Comments

Stock Horse of Texas and Adequan® Partner with the National Reined Cow Horse Association

As the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s last premier event of 2021, the Snaffle Bit Futurity®, presented by Metallic Cat, looms near, the association adds two established industry names to its list of partners. The Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Gelding Incentive receives added-money support from Adequan® to reward those 3-year-old geldings entered in the Futurity and the versatile Stock Horse of Texas association aligns with the NRCHA to benefit both groups of members.

Supporting the reined cow horse industry through growth in purses as well as growth in all member groups is one of the cornerstones of NRCHA’s mission. To that end, the association and the Stock Horse of Texas agreed on an alliance to support each other’s member bases. The Stock Horse of Texas (SHTX) caters to versatile competitors with a focus on fundamental cow work. It began as a grassroots organization that now includes affiliate groups in multiple states and members that reach across the country. Together, the NRCHA and SHTX pledged to work together to develop programs to attract enthusiasts to compete in reined cow horse.

“Stock Horse of Texas is excited to partner with NRCHA. There are some members that show in both associations and we are excited to watch the growth in the Western performance industry through this alliance,” said Jill Dunkel, SHTX executive director. “Ranching and cow horse go hand-in-hand, and our membership has a solid footing in both. The NRCHA and SHTX complement each other and we can’t wait to see where this partnership goes in the future.”

SHTX will work to align with NRCHA’s Rule Book in order to allow concurrent class entry at events. Competitor cross-over between associations will be highlighted when SHTX World Champions are invited to the NRCHA Celebration of Champions.

At the 2021 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, presented by Metallic Cat, the Open Gelding Incentive will receive support from Adequan, an American Regent company. Adequan is pledging $7,500 in added money. This Gelding-only incentive kicked off in 2020. The gelding must be registered with its breed association as a gelding in order to qualify. For more than 30 years, Adequanhas been administered by veterinarians to help horses of every discipline and level.For more information on entering the Gelding Incentive, contact the NRCHA.

The NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity®, presented by Metallic Cat, begins October 7 at the Will Rogers Memorial Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and runs through the Futurity Finals held October 23. Tickets to the Finals are available at, as is information on the event’s schedule and special activities. More than $478,000 is added to the Open Futurity, including the CINCH-sponsored Intermediate Open division, and the $7,500 added Level 1 Limited Open division. In 2021, the Non Pro competitors ride for $126,000 in added money.  The Western Bloodstock Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales® bring horses and buyers from across the country to Texas for the October 21-23 sales.

Sponsor partners that lend support to the reined cow horse industry both financially and by building positive relationships is the backbone of the continued growth in NRCHA. For more information on the National Reined Cow Horse Association, visit